Ginger Gold apple

Step right into the orchard as Brookfield Orchards celebrats its 100th anniversary this Saturday, August 25. See below for details. (Russell Steven Powell photo)
Apples and Eggs

APPLES AND EGGS make a sweet breakfast combination, no matter how you crack it. Baked or fried, in the oven…

Apple Raisin Cake with PaulaReds

  APPLES AND RAISINS go extremely well together, as in this recipe for Apple Raisin Cake. I used three PaulaRed…

Suncrisp apples, Tougas Family Farm, Northborough, Massachusetts (Russell Steven Powell photo)
Good now, better later: Idared and Suncrisp

SOME APPLES, like fine wines, improve with age. Two relatively new varieties, Suncrisp and Idared — are examples. Their flavor…

Mother apples (Russell Steven Powell photo)
Why the iconic apple?

CHANCES ARE you would not be reading this if I were writing about spinach or carrots. Healthy and delicious as…

You say ‘gal-la, I say ‘gay-la’

NO MATTER how you pronounce it, Gala is among the very best sweet apples. It has more character and nuance…

Six outstanding early apples, and an outstanding 2015 forecast

EARLY SEASON APPLES have come a long way in the past 50 years. Today, there are a number of excellent…

Time to get hopping (to New England’s apple orchards)

THERE IS NOTHING like a day of orchard hopping to get the juices going about the 2015 apple crop. We…

My favorite apple

NEXT TO “What is the best pie apple?” the question I am asked the most — and which I frequently…

How To Eat A Fresh Apple

TWICE A DAY at least I reach into a paper bag in my refrigerator and pull out an apple. It…

New England Apples From The USA

THE AMAZING APPLE has traveled back and forth across America since its arrival in New England in 1623, and nearly…

Gearing Up For New England Ginger Gold Apples (And Green Tomatoes)

    ONE OF THE BEST early season apples is a relatively new one, Ginger Gold. It was discovered in…

New England expects a good 2011 apple crop

GET READY for a crisp, juicy crop of New England apples this fall as the region’s orchards move into the…